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post #41 of 53
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Originally Posted by astrid
Also wondering if anyone knows how to make those packs that you can microwave and put on sore muscles... I think they are flax filled or something like that.
i use rice and pasta with dry lav. blossoms. you can make all kinds of shapes too. i like my 'moontime' one and i have 2 small ones for my pockets-for when i'm outside-good for kids who have to wait outside for bus,etc. also you can make small ones and freeze them in a plastic bag for bumps and bruises.
there was some slippers you could make where the soles were stuffed with the mix so they were warm on your feet!
nak
post #42 of 53
thank you so much Knittin' in the Shade and MomInFlux.

Im going to write down all the info and head off to to the local fabric store this week. Im so excited, I those little snowman!! Im going to get my son to help me with them.

And I love the idea for removable pillow cases for washing
post #43 of 53
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Originally Posted by myrhhmaid
i use rice and pasta with dry lav. blossoms. you can make all kinds of shapes too. i like my 'moontime' one and i have 2 small ones for my pockets-for when i'm outside-good for kids who have to wait outside for bus,etc. also you can make small ones and freeze them in a plastic bag for bumps and bruises.
there was some slippers you could make where the soles were stuffed with the mix so they were warm on your feet!
nak

What a great idea!! While Im sewing I may as well make a bunch of them.
post #44 of 53

Loving All The Ideas!

I try to make one ornament for each of my children every year. That way, they can take their own set with them when they leave home, and have memories from their childhood on their tree. I have 5 children now, so this is getting to be more and more time consuming each year. I was going to make the LTK angels in minerature sizes, but those showmen are pretty cute and less time consuming, so I may have to go with that one this time around! Thanks for the great ideas gals. I'm good at making things, but not good at coming up with my own ideas, LOL!
post #45 of 53
I'm part of an ornament exchange every year, and this year I found my favorite ornament to make:

I used copper wire, and twisted it into a spiral adding glass beads at random intervals along the way -- except I added odd twists & loops for fun...a week or so after Thanksgiving there should be pics up on the site of everyone's ornaments -- we get some neat ones every year. Actually, the site is up now with the last 3 or 4 years of ornaments, I'll find the link & post it for all you ornament makin' mamas.

Happy2bmommy -- that is a wonderful tradition!!!
post #46 of 53
post #47 of 53
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I love all these ideas. I need to get my bums over to the fabric and craft store...

Proudmom
post #48 of 53
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Originally Posted by Astrid
Also wondering if anyone knows how to make those packs that you can microwave and put on sore muscles... I think they are flax filled : or something like that.
Hey, we've done those! Here's my quick NO-SEW method.

I bought men's tube socks (2 per bed buddy), and rice. Fill a sock to a few inches from the top (how far to fill may take some experimentation). Tie a knot in the top of the sock. Put the other sock on over it to act as a washable cover (this was the hardest part for me).

A ribbon tied around the "neck" would dress it up for gift giving. Or you could tie-dye or otherwise decorate the cover. Microwave 2-3 minutes for heat that lasts about an hour (or more if you take it to bed with you).

OT: We made up a bunch of these, and kept several. One cold November night, when the Leonids were peaking, I heated several, put them in a small ice chest so they would stay warm for the drive, woke up dd, drove away from the city lights, spread out a double-size sleeping bag on the ground, and she and I snuggled warmly with our bed buddies while we watched something like 150 shooting stars an hour. We might do that again this year.
post #49 of 53
I finished my hand puppets. Jo-ann's had a sale and I spent $1.68 total on this project: monkey, bunny, frog, and kitty.
post #50 of 53
I made hot water bottle bags for my ILs last year, and gave them hot water bottles with them. They have a notoriously chilly house. It was just simple drawstring bags made out of soft flannel.
post #51 of 53
AnnaKiss, I love those puppets! I am making some for my neice this year and DP is making her a puppet stand. I am also making the flax-filled pillows for my girlfriends, along with homemade massage oil and maybe soap (if I get it done!). I made my MIL and SIL aprons and a matching little one for my neice. I am making lounge pants for DP, FIL, BIL, and dad. I have lots of little stocking stuffer projects to get done also (crocheted dishtowels, mini-sewing kits, etc) It seems like there is so much to get done, then I read this thread and want to start more projects!!! I love you ladies and your creativity
post #52 of 53
ADOPT ME!!!!

i love irish cream - then again all the homemade goodies sound awesome

i miss homemade things, esp. if i didnt make them




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Originally Posted by wolfmama
My plan for most relatives:

a sour cream pound cake (very special, recipe of my husbands grandmother who died 2 years ago on Dec.25th--we put a label with her pic on it)

homeade Irish cream
post #53 of 53
What's irish cream? Like Bailey's Irish Cream?
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